SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences

Predator–Prey Interactions: Co-evolution between Bats and Their Prey

Authors: Jacobs, David Steve, Bastian, Anna

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  • Reviews present and future perspectives on the interaction between bats and their prey
  • Offers insights into the evolution and co-evolution of echolocation
  • Discusses defense strategies of prey against bat predation
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the evolution of traits associated with predation and predator defense for bats and all of their prey, both invertebrates (e.g. insects) and vertebrates (e.g. frogs), in the context of co-evolution. It reviews current knowledge of how echolocation and passive hearing are used by bats to hunt prey in complete darkness. Also it highlights how prey have evolved counter measures to bat echolocation to avoid detection and capture. This includes the whole range of prey responses from being active at times when bats are inactive to the use of acoustic signals of their own to interfere with the echolocation system of bats.

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Ass.-Prof. Dr. David Steve Jacobs Department of Biological Sciences University of Cape Town Private Bag X3 Rondebosch 7701 Cape Town South Africa 
Dr. Anna Che Bastian Department of Biological Sciences University of Cape Town Private Bag X3 Rondebosch 7701 Cape Town South Africa

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predator–Prey Interactions: Co-evolution between Bats and Their Prey
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32492-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32492-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-32490-6
Series ISSN
2211-7504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 135
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